FPA Patent Attorneys named among the world’s top IP value creators in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists

Date: 2021-09-23
Author: John Dower

FPA Patent Attorneys has once again earned global recognition for its invaluable contribution to the IP value creation industry, as two of its own have been named among the world’s preeminent IP strategists in the prestigious IAM Strategy 300 List.

IAM provides worldwide coverage of the IP value creation industry. Those named are recognised for their “world class” contribution to the creation, development, and implementation of groundbreaking strategies that empower IP owners in their pursuit of gaining maximum value for their portfolios.

This year, FPA Patent Attorneys’ Principals Desmond Tan and Stuart Irvine have been named in the 2021 Edition of the IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

As a registered patent attorney in Singapore with a technical background in engineering, Desmond spearheads the FPA office in Singapore. With many years of experience in the IP industry and working alongside clients ranging from individuals to multinational corporations, Desmond has assisted experienced business-minded professionals from diverse technical backgrounds in relation to both accumulation of IP assets, and optimising return-on-investment for their IP assets. Desmond always appreciates being provided with the opportunity to share pragmatic IP-related insights with such professionals, and enjoys seeing the success of his clients being underpinned by strategic utilisation of their IP assets. Desmond is a two-term past President of the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA) and remains involved as the current Vice President of ASPA.

Earlier this year, Desmond was recognised as “Recommended” for patent prosecution services in Singapore in the IAM Patent 1000 List, where he joined eight other FPA Principals.

Stuart is a registered patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand who’s renowned for his exemplary skills in drafting software patents and building portfolios for global players in this space. He has extensive experience providing specialist assistance in patent and design litigation and complex validity and infringement advice. His areas of expertise include software, artificial intelligence, business methods, information and communications technology, electronic and electrical engineering, and registered designs.

Co-author of “Industrial Design Rights: An International Perspective,” the Australia chapter of the 2nd Edition of the Wolters Kluwer text, Stuart takes pride in adopting a practical approach. Likening IP rights to pieces of a larger puzzle, Stuart believes it is imperative to take into account his clients’ business goals and the broader contexts in which they operate in order to find the best solutions.

Stuart was likewise recognised in the IAM Patent 1000 List as “Recommended” for patent prosecution services in Australia earlier this year.